23. Revisiting Melanesia, Judith Ray

Apr 7, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We are taking a cruise from Brisbane for 11 days to various places in Papua New Guinea and then for 10 days to Vanuatu and New Caledonia.  These countries are all part of Melanesia, different from Polynesia in terms of historical migrations and human development.  I worked in PNG as a nurse for 3 years from 1979 - 1982 and this is my first opportunity to go back for a visit.  I spent 1 1/2 of those years in the Rabaul area which has been totally changed due to major volcanic activity - the town has been totally relocated and things will be quite different for sure.  

Speaker: Judith Ray